5JBL Charge 4

JBL Charge 4

 VerifiedMPNs:15721, 4306336, 4306337 and 10 more
5JBL Charge 4

13 reviews



13 reviews
bilboPerth, WA

Absolute rubbish

The speaker constantly turns itself on and off and the volume down button also turns the speaker on and off so unable to change speaker volume when it is on. Tried factory reset but makes no difference. Can't return as given a JBL Charge 4 as a work bonus. Glad I never paid for it. Show details
RobertAsWasPerth, WA

Bass overpowers everything, no way to adjust, muddy

If you like music of any subtlety, or anything other than monotonous edm, avoid. The reviews say grand. But all it has going for it is bass. Muddy and awful. Show details
Craig Murchie
Craig Murchie

No after market service

I have 3yo JBL Charge 3. Suddenly it stop charging. Contacted their Service Centre to find out where I can go to the get it repaired. I was advised no repair service available. Effectively once the warranty period is expired & if you have an issue just throw it out. The speakers aren't cheap, too expensive to replace every couple of years especially when only used occasionally.
Disappointing gone off JBL! Show details
SupergeeGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC4 posts

Solid portable speaker Punchy sound

Solid little unit. The sound is great. Doesn’t rattle or sound bad at higher volume like my last portable Bluetooth speaker. I find it sounds great for music. Very punchy, good bass for such a small unit. I don’t enjoy so much for listening to pod casts. I find it lacks a clarity when listening to voices and prefer to use my old TDK unit for that. Show details
Venessa W.
Venessa W.4 posts

a great lifesaver for music with superb portability

100% recommend this product! It is a good speaker that fills a very specific niche and a long battery span!. Resolution is good, but not great, which is expected for a waterproof and portable speaker in this price range. Overall, a decent device for the price!
StanGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts

Good but needs a microphone

This pumps out good sound. I already had the Flip 4 and wanted to be able to create that stereo sound effect and also be able to have them set up in different rooms so I can walk around the house and still enjoy good music quality. This does have even better sound and battery life than the Flip 4, however it is missing a microphone. The Flip 4 has a microphone and it is great when you are listening to music and receive a phone call and can simply answer it using the speaker. The Charge 4 does not have this capability unfortunately. I didn't realise that before purchasing it. Had i realised, I would have just got a second Flip 4... Show details
MAbrisbane15 posts

Great sound

Very impressed by the sound quality. Very loud and crisp sound with great base. Also great battery life. Definitely worth the Monday. Got bose first but not Happy with the sound. Show details

No durability

After a couple of years wouldn't turn on. Sound was good when it worked but why should it die so early? Really not worth the outlay if it has no staying power.
MinaHSydney, NSW3 posts

Great sound but wouldn't work

We borrowed a Charge 4 and found the sound to be awesome!

However, I've since bought and returned 3 JBL Charge products in the last 2 months. They all had some sort of fault with the side bass radiators not working on the 1st one, to not charging (the 2nd) or not turning on at all once charged (the 3rd).

Very disappointed. Will go for another brand and hope they are more reliable. Show details

GSNMetropolitan Adelaide, SA11 posts

Wireless speaker, compact and durable, excellent sound quality

Decided to buy JBL charge 3 and the time making purchase changed my mind to pick Charge 4. No regret for this purchase.
Here few pros and cons from my personal usage experience:
- Easily able to connect without trouble
- Phone inside house and speaker in backyard, no trouble with streaming music
- Perfect for outdoor (dust and water)
- Charge last longer, event use as power bank

- Charging cable quality is not great
- Music stops during incoming calls (can take call in Charge 3)
- Annoying loud start-up and shut-down music

Overall, happy with this purchase. Show details

Miller O.
Miller O.North Queensland, QLD5 posts

best speaker ever suck on ue boom

i got a JBL charge 4 a month a go and i use it nilly every day sound 1000 star rating go get one it is so good and you wont reget it Show details
Alvin N.
Alvin N.Sydney, NSW6 posts

JBL Charge 4

Bought this from the good guys.

Loud sound, decent weight, it states it will last 20 hours of play after a full charge. I haven't tested it for 20 hours yet, but will during my holidays which is what I bought it for.

The bluetooth connection was solid after pairing my phone with it.

I didn't hear any glitches, skipping after the speaker was connected. It can potentially be the little speaker which starts a party overseas, at get togethers, family gatherings, etc. Product was worth the money. Show details

Arawinkumaar Selvakkumar
Arawinkumaar SelvakkumarSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts

Questions & Answers


I have music recorded on a usb stick in mp3 format.
Can the stick be used in the usb port to play music?


No. Not unless you go into service mode (mentioned in a couple of YouTube videos) that offers no volume control and risks damaging the speakers.

Harry S.
Harry S.

Can it play radio as well??


No, not on its own. Only through a blu tooth connection, eg digital radio paired through your phone or iPad etc


Anyone else on this forum experiencing unusually long charge times for this item? I’d plug it in, go to bed and when I wake up it’s not yet fully charged. Barely seems to progress through the charging lights to full charge. In 8 hours it’s not gone from 2-3 then 3-4 lights...

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CategoryPortable Speakers
Price (RRP) $199.95
Connectivity Options3.5mm Jack (AUX) and Bluetooth
FeaturesMultiple Speaker Pairing, Speakerphone and Water Resistant
Battery Life20 hours
Charging Time5.5 hours
Battery Size7,500 mAh
Dimensions 220 x 95 x 93 mm
Weight960 grams
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlack, Blue, Gold, Green, Grey, Pink, Red
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  • GTIN12: 050036347662, 050036347679, 050036347693, 050036353410 and 811138038700
  • GTIN14: 06925281940019, 06925281940057 and 06925281940071
  • MPN: 15721, 4306336, 4306337, 4312521, JBL00046, JBL00047, JBL00048, JBL00103, JBL00104, JBL00105, JBLCHARGE4BLK, JBLCHARGE4BLU and JBLCHARGE4PINK
  • GTIN13: 6925281939990, 6925281940002, 6925281940019, 6925281940057 and 6925281940071

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